"The CAFC judges, he said, took the case not because they wanted to rework the current position, but because it was 10 years since the State Street decision and it was time to review how things stand. And having done that, he felt that they would decide everything was pretty much OK. Take this how you will. If he is right, of course, it will leave a lot of people very disappointed. - from IBM to various anti-software patent organisations For my part, having spoken to him for a while, I am much less confident of my prediction. We will all know for certain soon enough."